Classic Racing Engines


Esteemed automotive author Karl Karl Ludvigsen's Classic Racing Engines provides a detailed look at fifty classic racing engines spanning an eighty-year period since 1914 when racing engines emerged as a separate and distinct type of automotive power source. Classic Racing engines bookThis authoritative book details famous engines and many lesser known engines that contributed significantly to racing engine development. Ludvigsen provides a clear vision of each unit's significance in terms of its racing history and the technological advancement it represents. Each engine is fully described and revealed with technical drawings and detailed photographs. Ludvigsen's automotive credentials are superlative. He has served in an executive capacity for General Motors, Ford and Fiat and operated his own automotive consulting business. As a historian he has written extensively with nearly fifty books detailing the exploits and successes of the world's great racing drivers, car builders, and engine designers, winning the Ken Purdy Award for Excellence in Automotive Journalism. Ludvigsen is recognized many times over as one of the world's preeminent automotive historians. His books have won the prestigious Montague Trophy and the Nicholas-Joseph Cugnot Award twice for superior automotive historical writing. Historical writing is very much about good research and Ludvigsen excels on this level. Classic Racing Engines provides an exceptional depth of detail about the design, construction and success record of history's most amazing racing engines.


This book is not particularly difficult to find, but its rarity has driven the price upwards of a hundred bucks or so. Still, it is well worth the money for engine enthusiasts who love to study the details or some of the greatest racing engines.

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Haynes Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1859606490
  • ISBN-13: 978-1859606490



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